Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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by arhpositive - Compo Entry

NOTE: Looking forward to your feedback. All comments will get a play + comment in return. :)

Control Keys

Move: WASD or Arrow Keys

Stun Gun: Space

Speed Boost Gun: C (Limited)

How To Play

You are a soldier but you refuse to kill.

You are sent against an army of enemies as a scout unit.

Dislocate as many enemies as possible, break their formations and your main army will finish them off.

Stun them, boost their speed, collect resources and carve your way through hordes of enemies.

Arhan Bakan
Twitter: @arhanbakan

Downloads and Links




ALLCAPSON says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:08am

I think this game has a neat concept and well executed. The graphics and sound were both a nice touch, very retro. Great job!

haveric says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:25pm

Gameplay is different than I expected for a space shooter, but still quite enjoyable. The graphics all work together really well and the audio is great. Would love to see more variances in powerups if this were expanded.

kidanger says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:11pm

Gameplay is original, graphics are kind of unique. Cool little game!

killako says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Great game! Very unique concept, and the two different ammo types add quite a unique element of choice. I would have liked to have been able to use the "speed-up" bullets more often. Perhaps experiment with scarcity of resources vs. the power of the resource?

MasterOfNaN says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Definitely a novel approach to a space shooter - and it worked well. The aesthetic is uncluttered and effective, and nicely carried through the whole game.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:54pm

Pretty fun and unique concept. I really liked how the stun gun works pushing the enemy back.

plams says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:02pm

I kept wanting to go further to the right than half of the screen. Nice little game!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:06pm

Very cool retro feel. Far from the average sidescrolling shoot-em up. Great job!

YarharALC says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:39pm

Great game. My only complaint is the control scheme. When in doubt for a 2D game, use ZXCV or QWER.

Loved the graphics. Nice Galaga-esque pixeling.

LadyEnigma says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:44pm

Love the old school arcade feel, graphics are great. Quite fun to play!

Marcus316 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:06pm

Nice and old-school. I enjoyed the gameplay, but it did get a little repetitive. I managed to reach a score of 1097, but it drained my enthusiasm to get that score.

More variety of enemies would be great in this.

Well done!

anokta says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:28pm

very interesting gameplay. liked the concept of not killing. nice job! :)

taviandir says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:40am

Clean nice graphics! :)

Frenchie says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:01am

This was a nice game but the difficulty curve was kind of strange to me. There was a long time when it was too easy and then all of a sudden it was wall after wall of orange guys and I died :(

dwemthy says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:49am

Very different feel. Got pretty tough at a good pace.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:28am

Nice presentation, though pure dodging without watching the enemies ever die was a bit unsatisfying. Maybe I am a bad space pacifist. :P

pistolshrimps says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 10:10pm

nice idea. the barrier in the middle of the screen was a bit weird but apart from that quite fun.

John Vanis says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 3:20pm

It so original. Nice!

jprogman says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 8:41pm

I like the idea to disrupt the enemy formation in order to score points. I hope the more disrupted the formation would lead to bigger points. Nice work.

Wevel says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 11:24am

Nice game, feels a bit weird with the controls to move around but fun to play and well made.

PlasmaErnst says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 11:42am

Sweet style! I wish there was a way to destroy/affect the projectiles or to roll the ship to provide less of a target. Also i wonder how it would play if objects going out of the top appear at the bottom and vice versa. Good job!!!

Artylo says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 9:22pm

Nice story, decent graphics, nice music, and solid gameplay!

frogcheese says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 7:15pm

Interesting idea, but I must confess it wasn't really my cup of tea. The longer I played the more I wished I could just shoot them all down... I guess me and the pacifist main character just aren't a good match for each other, eh?

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